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Innovation Fellows Winner 2013

Last year’s Innovation Fellows winner, Fosmo Med, developed the Maji IV saline bag. This new technology has the potential to save millions of lives. Learn more at http://philips.to/UR0El4 .

 


Past Finalists


BreathAcoustics


 


Filterwatch


 


Game Face Gear


 


Maji


 


ZG-1 LED


 

Do you have the next big idea for meaningful innovation?

Philips is giving $60,000 to the next #bigidea in health and well-being

Person by person, home by home, Philips is a part of people's lives around the world to help them live all their days in healthy and fulfilling ways. Philips surrounds us every day. Whether it's a toothbrush, an MRI machine or a skyline of dancing lights, Philips is an increasingly integral part of so many lives, delivering innovation that matters.

 

Philips also sees and celebrates innovation potential in unlikely places. With the Philips Next Big Thing Innovation Fellows Competition, we invite you to help our search for the "next big thing" that will revolutionize the way we live well, stay healthy and enjoy life. The grand prize winner will receive $60,000 plus mentoring from Philips executives to help bring the winning idea to life.

 

Do you have an idea for the next big thing in health and well-being? Do you want to help change the world? If so, we want to hear from you.

How it works

Register, create and fundraise




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Official Rules

Success factors

It takes more than just having a great idea to become an Innovation Fellow.

 

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Crowdfunding tips

What are we looking for?

Apply now

The Innovation Fellows program is accepting applications from July 23, 2014 - August 22, 2014.

 

To apply, click on the Register Now link in the top right corner of this page and fill out the form.

How It Works

Phase 1 – Submit an idea
Starting in July, interested participants can register here and submit their #bigidea. The Innovation Fellows competition is looking for the best products, services and tangible ideas that address the key innovation opportunities of Living Well, Being Healthy, and Enjoying Life. Note: If you already have a campaign live on Indiegogo that you’d like to add to our competition, please be sure to add a link to your campaign in your entry.


If your idea is selected, you will receive an e-mail confirmation about how to move onto Phase 2 of the competition.

 

Phase 2 – Build your campaign on Indiegogo
Philips is partnering with Indiegogo to host this competition to see which ideas can garner the most support through crowdfunding. If your idea is accepted, you will be notified by Philips, and you will have the opportunity to start building your pitch on Indiegogo.  You have until August 31 to push your campaign live on Indiegogo

Learn more about creating campaigns through Indiegogo.

 

Phase 3 – Finalists selected and notified
Once the Innovation Fellows projects go live on Indiegogo, entrants will fundraise through crowdsourcing to showcase which ideas have the greatest potential. Campaigns will be live through September. Philips will announce five finalists mid-October as determined by the Philips Steering Committee. Each finalist will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

 

Phase 4 – Winner selected
The grand prize will be selected by Philips employees. One grand-prize winner will receive an additional $50,000 cash prize ($60,000 in total) and mentoring from Philips executives and relevant business line leaders.

 

 

Success factors

The Philips Innovation Competition focuses on the key innovation opportunities to help people live well, be healthy and enjoy life.

 

Success in this competition requires:

  • Innovation and Creativity - we're looking to reward new ways of tackling the innovation gap
  • Vision and feasibility - entrants will need to clearly explain the project, plans to bring it to life, and how it can scale to help more people
  • Transparency - be specific about how the funds raised will be used to progress the project
  • Impact - successful projects will solve an unmet need and have a meaningful impact on peoples' lives
  • Support - show support for the ideas by having a minimum of 100 contributors and meeting at least 20% of the fundraising goal*
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    What are we looking for?

    The Philips Innovation Fellows Competition focuses on the key innovation opportunities, specifically:

  • Living Well: There is high demand to see innovations across all living well attributes; restful sleep and sense of security at home lead as important factors to "Live Well."
  • Being Healthy: People surveyed place high importance on being able to look after/monitor their family’s health, seek medical treatment, prevent illness and live a healthy lifestyle. Alongside living a healthy lifestyle, Americans also place high importance on preventative health.
  • Enjoying Life: Most people would like to see innovations that would help provide greater happiness in their lives, including being comfortable at home, living independently as one ages, and being an active part of one’s local community.
  • Meet the Steering Committee

    Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America

    Bruno Biasiotta, President, Philips Lighting Americas

    Iain Burns, CEO, Philips Canada

    Sean Hughes, Chief Design Officer, Philips Healthcare

    Sharon Rossi, President, Philips Consumer Lifestyle

    Dr. Eric Silfen, Chief Medical Officer, Philips Healthcare

     

    Contact Us

    Interested in learning more about the Philips Innovation Fellows Competition? Contact us at InnovationFellows@Philips.com for more information.

     

    * The Philips Steering Committee also reserves the right to select “wild card” ideas that have not met their financial support goals (in lieu of another campaign that has), if it believes the ideas satisfy all other criteria set forth by the competition. However, the selection of a “wild card” project is not guaranteed, so entrants should make all efforts to meet these goals.